Swipe Filter: Joseph Bayer And… Everyone Else

This is the work of Joseph Bayer, at Wondercon. Selling splattered portraits of a variety of pop culture figures. But how does he make them? @SparkOut1911 lol mixed media is a mix of art styles. Painting, drawing, digital etc. I'll tag you in my next piece. — Joseph Bayer (@DarkHunterJ) April 17, 2016 Was a […]

Swipe File: Macho Man Randy Savage

Eric Kim is a Toronto area comic artist, interviewed with this drawing of pro-wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage. But it appears that Freeze Central Mills Inc  took the artwork without permission for Christmas sweat shirts…   On sale right at.Extreme Wrestling Shirts… Also being sold on 80s Tees. Eric did hire a lawyer and try to work something out, but […]

Swipe File: VJ Day And Star Wars Day

This is the famous V-J Day in Time Square photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. And this is a Star Wars take on the same scene by Albert. And this is a T-shirt design by Donovan Alex.   And yes, it is a T-shirt. Look at the placements of Chewbacca and the droids and then make your own judgment. In […]

Good Luck Finding Greg Land's Latest References

Greg Land is a popular comic book artist, recently working on Spider-Woman and currently working on a new X-Men series with Cullen Bunn for the All-New All-Different Marvel relaunch. He has a very slick popular style, that's full of kinetic bombast. Online however, he has the reputation of showing his influences on his sleeve. With […]

Swipe File: A Very Casual Herb Trimpe Godzilla Swipe

A very casual Casual T-shirt, sold by Who Are Ya designs… And a Herb Trimpe cover for Godzilla King Of The Monsters published by Marvel Comics in the seventies… I wonder if that's a T-shirt printing firm he's stomping? In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. […]

Swipe File: Bryan Hitch And The Strangerer (UPDATE)

Poster for The Strangerer, a new play by Mickle Maher, for Capital T Theatre in Austin, Texas, a mash-up of the 2004 U.S. Presidential debate and Albert Camus' The Stranger – with Ken Webster as John Kerry, Robert Pierson as George W. Bush, and Jason Phelps as Jim Lehrer. Directed by Mark Pickell. And Bryan […]

Swipe File: Mitch Foust Vs. Pat McCarny

There has been a resurgence of late in colouring books aimed at an adult audience. Basically Simon Pegg was right. Anyway, this one caught the eye of some… the Celtic Coloring Book: Mythology, Spirituality and Magic Celtic Coloring Book for Adults (Volume 1) by Pat McCarny. Except the cover art was by Mitch Foust, posted […]

Swipe File: Salvador Dali, Batman, Superman And Robin

From the Art Exchange gallery going for a few thousand. Which is basically these by Alex Ross… With a Jim Lee Robin, all with Salvador moustaches added…. Though to be fair, the Sub Mariner may have been based on Salvador Dali, so what goes around…. In Swipe File we present two or more images that […]

Swipe File: Jock's Iron Man IMAX Vs. Marvel's Avengers IMAX

The second swipe file of the day – but it's a goodie. Here is one of Jock's desgns for the IMAX poster for Iron Man 3. And here is a proposed IMAX poster idea for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, designer unknown. Tweet SWIPE to @avengers …. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble […]

Swipe File: He-Man Fan Art And The Swedish Blu-Ray

This is the cover to the Master of The Universe Blu-Ray. That Skeletor never looked right did he? Well, the Swedish version of the Blu-Ray seems to have fixed that. Except that's not their Skeletor. It's fan art by designer Dave Rapoza. He posted to Facebook. He writes, So, from what I understand, I'd have to […]

Swipe File: Jozef Szekeres And Chris Harris (GI Joe UPDATE)

This is a poster from Mardi Gras 2007 created by Jozef Szekeres. And from the Crown And Anchor in July. Joe writes, www.chrisharrispresents.com claims that they are using this artwork under a "CreativeCommons" licence, which is to say it's free for us to use and free for anyone else to subsequently use. THIS IS NOT THE CASE […]

Swipe File: Dom Tag Vs. Joe Quesada

This is a grafitti mural in the Bronx, from Dom Tag. This is Joe Quesada's cover for Batman Gallery. All fine? Well yes, except for Dom Tag prints coming soon Joe Quesada is Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Comics now. He has access to lawyers. Big ones. In Swipe File we present two or more images […]

Swipe File: RiptApparel T-Shirt Design Vs. Mark Brooks' Voltron

  T-shirt design 'Assembled' for RiptApparel by Rabzilla. Artwork by Mark Brooks from 2002.   One on top of the other courtesy of Peter A DeLuca. Ensuing fuss! In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the […]

Swipe File: Bunny Suicide And Kellogg's Squares

A Bunny Suicide strip. And an ad for Kelloggs' Squares advert seen on Facebook. Or is that a Squash File? In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to […]

Swipe File: Doctor Who And Bill & Ted

This is a cartoon created by Chad Porter in 2013 and published on DeviantArt. At the time he said, This has been a running gag in my head for some time now and I finally got it down.  It's the old "Time-Travellers-Bumping-Into-Each-Other-Crossover" gag. But of course, I did my own little twist on it. Now before […]

Wondercon Swipe File: The Skeletor Of Spades

This article used to host a swipe file showing two images, one by Tom Bryski, exhibiting at Wondercon, and another by Josh Ellingson created in 2008, that looked fairly similar, sent in by a reader. Tom got rather upset about this, demanded we take it down and threatened legal action. Swipe File has covered the […]

Swipe File: The Birth Of A Nation And The Dark Knight Returns

All credit to SeqArt for putting this together, with a little help from Alan Moore… 'the origin of capes and masks as ubiquitous superhero accessories can be deduced from a close viewing of D.W. Griffiths' Birth of a Nation' – Alan Moore. Although not the first to make the connection. Both Birth of a Nation […]